Yamdrok Lake is a freshwater lake in Tibet, it is one of the three largest sacred lakes. It is over 72 km long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. The lake does have an outlet stream at its far western end. Tour and hike round Yamdrok, you can visit not only the natural sightseeing, but also culture and people on Tibet.
The Yamdrok Tso Turquise lake trekking itself begins in Langthang Dewachen village, south of Lhasa at the distance of 120Km, and ends in the Rongpa Dza monastery in Yamdrok lake area from where you will be picked by our tourist vehicle. Trekking around lake Yamdrok takes you to beautiful Yamdrok lake, beautiful Karmaling and Bachoe grassland with a full of Yak and sheep owned by the local Tibetan nomads around Yamdrok area. You will visit very isolated small monasteries and the monks in the monasteries are very welcoming and friendly. You will also see many small ponds and wild animals beneath the snow capped mountains. Tibet Travel by tourist vehicle and drive to the Everest base camp from Tibet side through beautiful snow-capped Himalayan mountain range and high mountain passes, lots of Tibetan villages and nomad camps. Excursion to Mount Everest and enjoy seeing the most impressive view of the world's highest snow mountain. Continue the Tibetan trekking and drive back to Lhasa.
You will be staying at good reviewed 3 star in Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse if you prefer better hotel there is always option to upgrade the hotel and if you prefer to get booked own prefer hotel we are always ready to book for you. There will be camping during trekking period. Our camping tents are well maintained two men tents for group members, dining and kitchen tents along with kitchen table and other necessary equipements.
Altitude Problem and Physical Fitness Required
It is a easy trekking, There is no level of physical fitness is required, everyone could join on the trek. It would be more helpful if you have previous trekking experience as the trail follows average altitude of 4000m one should prepare acordingly. We also advise our guest(s) to consult their doctor for vaccination and other medical requirements before taking the trip. Regular exercise, jugging, stretching and medication or yoga may be good idea before taking the trip.
We provide hygenic full board food prepared by our own experienced cook during trekking. All meals during trekking and only breakfast during the driving or touring sessions are included in this trip. We are expected to pay for lunches and dinners in the city in Lhasa on your own. Breakfast will be taken in the same place we stay the night. Similar arrangements can also be made for dinner. Lunch will be taken en route to the next destination(s). It is advisable to budget Yuan 60 to Yuan 100 (USD10 to USD16) for lunch and dinner in a single day. Only basic meal choices like Tibetan bread and tsampa porridge will be available in remote locations. Freshly cooked full board food will be served by trained and experienced cooks on full-board basis during camping.
Recommended Clothing & Accessories
As the tempreture varies greatly between day and night (from Max. 20 degrees celcius to Min. -10 degrees celcius) one should prepare accordingly. Woolen gloves, Balaclava, Sun hat, Thermal wear, Water bottle, Woolen sockes, Personal Towel, Light and Warm parka Jacket, Sunglasses, Sun Cream, Torch with extra batteries, Muffler, Mask, Raincoat, Sweater, T-Shirt, Sleeping bag and comfortable walking shoes are recommended for Ganden to Samye Trekking.
Full travel insurance coverage for medicine, Helicopter evacuation, if in case of immergency, lost of belongings and trip cancilation is strongly recommended for this trek.
Best Time to Travel
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) is the best seasons for this trip.
Trip Start Dates and Cost
Lhasa will be your starting city for this trek. You could even check our fixed group joing trips. Check available trip dates and cost for Yamdrok Lake Trek or Please contact us for your customized Itinerary, departure date and cost. We are always welcome for customization as per your preference.